Travel across the vast savannah plains of far north Queensland and see firsthand the untold potential that could help Australia become the food bowl of Asia during the forthcoming century. Starting in Townsville and concluding in Cairns, this dynamic fact-finding tour includes a range of visits which are some of the best cattle operations and leading irrigated cropping properties in the north of the state. Stay in Charters Towers with its charming historic buildings and rich gold-mining past and visit Richmond with its fascinating Dinosaur Museum. There’s even free time for relaxing or fishing at Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria. Heading east, visit the fascinating Undara Lava Tubes and stay at Mount Surprise. Travel on to the fertile and productive Atherton Tablelands and finally relax and enjoy time in the tropical city of Cairns with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.
- Major cattle stations demonstrating technological adaptations
- Charters Towers with its well-preserved buildings and gold mining past
- The amazing Undara Lava Tubes and a farmstay at Wambiana
- Richmond with its fascinating Dinosaur Museum
- Crab & Croc Cruise at Karumba on the Gulf of Carpentaria
- Tropical Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands
Your Tour Escort - Kees Van Haasteren
Kees is from the Netherlands and began his working career with the Curacao Trading Company in Amsterdam before emigrating to Australia. He immediately became involved in agriculture, ultimately managing a large mixed property in NSW. Kees has an Advanced Diploma of Farm Management and has a keen interest in Landcare and sustainability. With his foreign language skills (English, Dutch, Spanish, German and French) and extensive agricultural knowledge, Kees provides a unique resource for Australian and international visitors.